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Department of Transportation Not Liable for Fatal Construction Site Accident

Thursday, February 2, 2023 | 0

A California appellate court upheld a determination that the state Department of Transportation could not be held liable for the death of a contractor’s worker who was struck by a drunk driver. Miguel Angel Rodriguez De La Cruz worked for O.C. Jones & Sons Inc. The Department of Transportation (Caltrans) contracted with O.C. Jones to perform construction work along a stretch of Interstate 580 within in Oakland. Due to heavy traffic, much of this work was performed at night because it required lane closures. In September 2015, Caltrans closed two lanes of I-580 so an O.C...

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